greggybud wrote:The upper half I keep "blank" for opening and closing VST's VSTI's and editing midi/audio.
Wow, some people just LOVE to misunderstand.
I'm sorry but you can't have VST plugins always on top of the MixConsole in Cubase 7.5
. You are talking about leaving parts of the screen blank. That is not
a solution, sure it's sort of a workaround if you keep the MixConsole GUI really tiny and minimize all insert chains etc. I guess Rhino is talking about the same thing here.
The thing is that the new MixConsole is LARGE and it needs to take the most part of one the screens. It doesn't matter if we set it to full screen mode or not - VST plugins WILL disappear behind the mixer when you touch the mixer!One other thing
: Cubase doesn't have a key command for "set focus", so alot of Key Commands doesn't work when you have your VST plugin in focus and then want to change something in the MixConsole with a key command. Sure, I can get a third screen, but I'm not an elite professional with a large studio so I don't have the space.
I have also been using Cubase for 14 years (started with Cubase VST32). But we are talking about Cubase 7.5 here, right? Maybe you haven't notied that the MixConsole is a bit larger than the old mixer so leaving empty screen space is not an option for us that only have standard 24" screens and still wants the MixConsole to show its potentional.
The "upper half blank" means just empty space INSIDE the cubase "shell."
Based on what you just wrote you are not understanding at all. There is no minimizing involved.
There are lots of people working the way we do with multiple screens. For you to say "it doesn't work" means you either have a unique issue with your application or, most likely you don't understand the general set-up Rhino or myself has attempted to explain. First, are you sure your mix console is NOT set to AOT when its NOT in full screen mode?
Remember to select your VST's to AOT.
You can't have VST plugs stay always on top (AOT) ..ONLY..if you are using the mix console in full screen or the mix console is set to AOT. Get out of full screen mode and read Rhinos explanation again. The bug people here and Gearslutz have been addressing is with mix console full screen, then indeed it will hide the VST as soon as you focus the mix console...but only in full screen mode, or with the AOT selected.
Once your mix console is out of full screen mode, make sure the mix console is NOT set to AOT. In windows you can tell the difference because the "shell" looks more square with AOT, and more rounded with AOT unselected.
Once your mix console is not set to AOT you can keep VST's on top of the mix console. Click on the mix console, and the VST's will stay on top in plain view. You can obviously stretch the mix console almost as large as you did with it in full screen mode except now it will have a "shell" around it.
As Rhino and many others have mentioned there are numerous issues with navigation/focus/key commands when dealing with the mix console.
Remember if you have things set up the way he explained, you can always use ctr+tab to cycle through all those things like multiple mix consoles, VST's , project page, etc. ctr+tab will NOT work when mix console is in full screen mode. Also remember there is a key command to instantly focus the project page.
I too used VST32 which IMO was better than the following Cubase SX series simply because the Cubase-Wavelab integration was lost with Cubase SX due to introducing multiple undo's.
I'm on Cubase7.5 with the endless pursuit of making workflow as good as it was in 6.5, but failing miserably because of multiple issues mentioned repeatedly over multiple months in this forum and at Gearslutz.
Any further elaboration about the above sentence and there is a risk of a moderator deleting threads, posts, ban's blah blah blah. Anyway, review Rhinos post about stretching the Cubase "shell" over all of your screens. It will work, unless you have a specific problem or we are not making ourselves clear.
Windows 7 x64, Wavelab 8, Cubase 7.5 x64, i7, 16g, SSD, 4 monitors, iCon QconPro, 4 TB HD, UAD-2, NI, Waves Mercury, and way too many synthesizers.